After the War

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Explore the diverse responses of artists to life after the Second World War...

This eTour looks at some of the diverse responses of European artists following the Second World War. Some looked to the past for inspiration or explored the potential of abstract art. Others rooted their style in realism or tackled contemporary social and political issues as their subject matter. After the horrors of war and its disruptive effects on society, some artists reacted by looking at contemporary life in the city or to science and technology, while others turned to nature for inspiration.

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